Author: East Texas Review

Cornyn and the Press

U.S. Senator John Cornyn commented  on his weekly call with Texas reporters about the importance of a free press:   “I’ve always believed in the importance of a free press because if you look at the places where the press is most criticized and is most pilloried, it is authoritarian regimes or places where there’s a lot of criminal activity where they don’t want the exposure.”   “I would say that there is also, I believe, a very important concomitant responsibility on the part of the press to make sure that they get it right, and I understand the...

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Churches recall Aretha…with love

By Joycelyne Fadojutimi Once again, the date of August 16, strikes a grim chord as the world sorrowfully observed the 41st anniversary of the death of the King of Rock’n Roll–Elvis Presley. On this year’s August 16, the charismatic First Lady of Soul Music, Aretha Franklin, breathed her last as she fought to the end against cancer. Her passing is felt deeply as the Christian community takes note and grieves. The National Black Church Initiative (NBCI) is a faith-centered coalition of 34,000 congregations composed of fifteen denominations and 15.7 million African-American parishioners. Every one of them is saddened by...

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CHRISTUS Trinity Clinic Expands Award-Winning Surgical Services in Marshall and Longview

Patients, in both Longview and Marshall, have gained easier and expanded access to the award-winning surgical services of CHRISTUS Trinity Clinic and CHRISTUS Good Shepherd Health System with the addition of talented surgeon Daniel Robbins, M.D.   “From minimally invasive to complex surgical procedures, CHRISTUS Trinity Clinic Surgery, Dr. Robbins and the incredible surgical teams at CHRISTUS Good Shepherd are dedicated to providing quality surgical care,” said Mark Anderson, M.D., Chief Medical Officer of CHRISTUS Good Shepherd Health System. “Our surgical teams work closely with skilled professionals, like Dr. Robbins, to provide every patient with the best treatment options...

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Cornyn Meets With Parents of Austin Tice

Today U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) spoke on the Senate floor about Austin Tice, a Marine veteran and journalist from Houston who was kidnapped in Syria six years ago, and met with his parents, Marc and Debra Tice. Sen. Cornyn has been advocating for Tice’s release and working with the Trump Administration on the case. Additionally, he has introduced legislation to create an Interagency Hostage Recovery Coordinator position to secure the release of hostages held by terrorist groups.   Excerpts of Sen. Cornyn’s floor remarks are below, along with a photo from his meeting with the Tice family. Video...

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When did Trump become a racist?

Raynard Jackson says that Black folks like Rev. Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, and Oprah Winfrey, who now want to brand Trump as a racist, didn’t seem to mind associating with the “Apprentice” star when he just owned casinos and restaurants. By Raynard Jackson (NNPA Newswire Columnist) With the mainstream media focusing on the one-year anniversary of the Charlottesville riots of last year, many news organizations are basically blaming President Trump for stoking the hatred and racial tension that led to the violence in that small college town, because of his coarse rhetoric on immigration and the NFL player protests....

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